How does the brain of deaf patients readapt to sounds and what are the brain mechanisms governing the recovery of speech in deaf people with cochlear implants ? These are some of the questions that researchers at the Research Centre Brain and Cognition (CerCo, CNRS / Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier) have been working on. They performed a brain imaging study of cochlear-implanted deaf patients and the work, published May 6, 2011 in Human Brain Mapping, reveals how and when the brain regions involved in hearing and vision reorganize themselves after implantation.
Evolution of crossmodal reorganization of the voice area in cochlear-implanted deaf patients. J. Rouger, S. Lagleyre, J. F. Démonet, B. Fraysse, O.Deguine, P. Barone. Hum Brain Mapp, 2012, 33(8), 1929–1940.
Published online May 6, 2011, doi:10.1002/hbm.21331.
Mise à jour 13/07/2012